South Park: The Stick Of Truth topped last week’s WeView poll. The game, developed by Obsidian, was met with very promising reviews when it released earlier this year, so it will be interesting to hear what you have to say.
“If you try and write a WeView post about a game you know nothing about…you’re gonna have a bad time”. I’ll be honest I’ve never watched an episode of South Park (don’t judge me!). Understandably I completely overlooked The Stick Of Truth when it released. I’ve always kept to the likes of Family Guy, so my only knowledge of the show comes from internet memes.
In the Stick of Truth you play as the new kid in town, who quickly becomes involved in the battle between Humans and the Elven Army, over the stick of truth.
Dan Lee reviewed the game for TSA, scoring it an 8/10. He enjoyed the humour saying “it’s frequently hilarious, and fans won’t be disappointed in the slightest”, adding “you won’t have to be a die-hard South Park nut to enjoy it”. The Stick of Truth also offers plenty of customisation too. Although new weapons in the game “aren’t so frequent” you can “alter the appearance of you character in goodness knows how many ways”.
However, the Stick of Truth wasn’t without a few issues. There were “occasional framerate stutters” and the map was “clumsy to use”. Dan concluded:
Frame rate issues aside, I really enjoyed my time with South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game is laugh out loud funny, while managing to eliminate a lot of the boring parts that seem to come with most RPGs. Hopefully the length of the game won’t put people off, as that would be a huge pity.
Oh, and the bits of the game that were censored for Europe are possibly even funnier because of it. The text screen that appears each time is pitched perfectly.
Let us know what you though of The Stick of Truth in the comments below, and give the game either a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating. Also make sure to get your thoughts in by Sunday for a chance to be in Monday’s Verdict article.